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Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thurs
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: 29th June

Register online

https://lgfb.org.au/register/

Look Good Feel Better

29 Jun 2017 More Info

Dr David Joske - Cancer: The Solaris Care Approach

The founder of Solaris Cancer Care, Dr David Joske is a world renowned haematologist with a passion for integrating evidence based complementary therapies in cancer care. A revolutionary thinker with a drive to improve medicine, this event is an opportunity to learn, share and ask questions from a true leader in integrative cancer care. 

July 4th.  6pm - 8pm

Venue: Conference Hall

 

Dr David Joske: The Solaris Care Approach

04 Jul 2017 More Info

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 You are invited to visit the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Serpentine on

Thursday 6th July.


10.00 am Arrival at Monastery.
10.30 am Sharing of Food. Early lunch and enjoy the gardens.
12.00 pm Talk and guided meditation by the Ven Abbot Ajahn Brahm.
2.00 pm Departure. 


Please bring a plate of food for a shared lunch, which is the only meal of the day for the monks. Examples of suitable food are: vegetarian pies, bakes, quiches, noodle/pasta/rice risotto dishes, salads, fruits, cheese and desserts are welcome.


Email reception@cancersupportwa.org.au or  phone 08 9384 3544 for further details

Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery Visit

06 Jul 2017 More Info

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iRest has been developed by Richard Miller PhD and trialled widely including large studies with returned service people and those suffering post traumatic stress disorder. iRest is proven to decrease stress, anxiety and improve sleep, pain and quality of life.

Your guide for this 5 week course is Dael Hunter, a yoga therapist, very experienced yoga teacher and trained iRest facilitator.

Day Thursdays

Time 1pm – 2:30pm

Dates July 6 - Aug 3

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Dael Hunter

Venue: Conference Hall

Deep Rest-the iRest Experience

06 Jul 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

11 Jul 2017 More Info

 

Poetry can use embellished or plain language; it can rhyme, or be unrhymed; and it can use separate stanzas or consist of one stanza. What's a stanza? Come along and find out! All you need to write poetry is an understanding of how to suggest thoughts and feelings in subtle and interesting ways. This course will help you do that using a series of short writing exercises. You can learn to use metaphor, imagery, line breaks and the sounds of words to bring what's in your head tumbling out onto the page.

 

Day Thursdays Time 10am – 12pm Dates 27th July – 24th August Duration: 5 weeks Facilitator: Susan Midalia Venue: Conference Hall 

Poetry Writing: Everyone can write poetry

27 Jul 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

08 Aug 2017 More Info

 

Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown to explore the nine areas of life cancer thrivers may have in common. Built on lived experiences, this interactive program brings to life your unique experience making informed choices to support your wellbeing.
Based on the book ‘Radical Remissions’ by Kelly Turner PhD, this course is hopeful and opens up discussions on a variety of topics relevant to people facing health issues. As her PhD thesis Kelly Turner examined outliers- people who outlived their prognosis, and analysed the key themes they had in common. While we are careful to avoid false hope, many people diagnosed with cancer find that reading the stories of these cancer thrivers is very helpful.
The nine areas discussed, with room for debate, sharing and dissension, include:
1. Changing your diet – if so, why, and who to consult
2. Taking control of your health – how to source reliable information and make informed decisions
3. Following your intuition – first de-stress, then tune in
4. Using herbs and supplements – is there any evidence? Can this cause harm?
5. Keeping the lines of communication open
6. Managing emotions; increasing positive experiences
7. Embracing social support
8. Deepening your spiritual connection
9. Checking with values and reasons for living well

Benefits & Outcomes

  • An understanding of the nine key principles that people who thrive have in common.
  • Deeper understanding of the choices people make, and what possible life paths have been trod by others.
  • Sharing resources and ideas in a facilitated, inclusive forum.

“Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. This includes how we choose to eat and drink, think and feel, act and react, and move and rest on any given day.”
Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

9 Keys to Empowerment

09 Aug 2017 More Info

 

 

Empower Yourself with Barbara Warren

Barbara Warren is one of Australia’s most respected and dynamic trainers. This entertaining, practical and inspiring workshop will provide you with the tools to make clear decisions and set your own path through empowerment strategies. Barbara is a skilful facilitator who creates a safe and therapeutic environment. Previous events have booked out and past participants report that they blossom during the workshop and beyond, as they try out the transferable new skills and ideas they’ve learnt.

Day: Friday

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Date: August 11

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

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Are you providing care for someone with a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:
• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel
• Managing Medication
• Managing Pain
• Managing Symptoms
• Practical Aspects
• Good Nutrition
• Exercise
• Self-Care
• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help?

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register via details below

Where:
SolarisCare SJOG
St John of God Subiaco Hospital
12 Salvado Road
Subiaco WA 6008

Day: Saturday, 10 June 2017

Time: 9:45 am — 4:00 pm

Cost: free

For course dates or to register please contact
SolarisCare SJOG
P: 08 9388 9788
E: info@solariscare.org.au

Carer's Course: Perth

12 Aug 2017 More Info

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thurs
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: 17th August

Register online

https://lgfb.org.au/register/

Look Good Feel Better

17 Aug 2017 More Info

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Facilitated by mental health social worker and Masters degree qualified Counsellor Julie Verley, with experienced yoga therapist and wellness consultant Chandrika Gibson, this is an experiential journey to a renewed appreciation and peace within your body. 

Day Mondays

Time 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Dates August 21st – September 18th

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley and Chandrika Gibson

Venue: Conference Hall

Peaceful Embodiment- Re-friend Your Body

21 Aug 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

12 Sep 2017 More Info

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thurs
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: 21st September

Register online

https://lgfb.org.au/register/

Look Good Feel Better

21 Sep 2017 More Info

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If you've lost someone dear to you, you are invited to join this 6 week course to explore the bereavement experience in a supportive group environment. 

Day Wednesdays

Time 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dates 4th October – 8th November

Duration: 6 weeks

Facilitators: Richie Perera, Karen Saayman & Kirsty Wood
Venue: Wanslea room

Bereavement - Living with Loss Six Week Course

04 Oct 2017 More Info

Explore with Cathy Brown, as she takes you through the key principles of lifestyle support programs, based on research and her life’s work helping people live well with chronic illness. Topics include meditation, training your mind, nutrition, pain management, healing, empowerment, facing mortality, emotional wellbeing, and mind body therapies.

Commencing: Monday, 4 October to 6 December 2017
Duration: 10 week course
Time 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:

  • Wellness Club: Free
  • Standard: $300
  • General public: $400

Venue: Solaris Cancer Cancer Cottesloe, Cancer Wellness Centre 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe WA 6011

Bookings Essential
 

Live Well - Lifestyle Strategies in Chronic Illness

04 Oct 2017 More Info

 

Did you know that our level of happiness is largely genetic? However the field of positive psychology has discovered that there are specific techniques proven to increase happiness and sense of wellbeing (Seligman 2005). Facilitated by registered psychologist Kirsty Wood, this interactive five week course is designed to bring out the best in life and boost our happiness.

Day Thursdays

Time 10:00am – 12:00pm

Dates May 4th – June 1st

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood

Venue: Conference Hall

Flourish - The Art of Happiness

05 Oct 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

10 Oct 2017 More Info

Lencie Wenden - Making Meaning From Cancer

The complexity of Lencie's experience has given her deep insight in to the world of the cancer patient, and of our public health system. Since her diagnosis four years ago, Lencie has become a passionate health consumer advocate. She writes and speaks publicly about her experience and represents patients and carers on a number of hospital and university committees.

Lencie is also an experienced journalist and journalism educator. Her professional skills and nosy nature mean that she isone of those pesky patients who ask a lot of questions and seek active involvement in their own care. Some of her doctors welcome this. Others are not so keen. Either way, this combination of skills make her a highly effective communicator, and combined with her very recent experience of serious illness allow her to give a persuasive voice to the patient experience.

Tuesday November 7th.  6pm - 8pm

Venue: Conference Hall

 

Guest Speaker Event - Making Meaning From Cancer - Lencie Wenden

07 Nov 2017 More Info

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thurs
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: 9th November

Register online

https://lgfb.org.au/register/

Look Good Feel Better

09 Nov 2017 More Info

 

Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, your story is one your family and friends will delight in hearing. Under the watchful eye of Susan Midalia, a published author and gifted teacher, you can practice writing in a supportive, non- judgmental group. It’s wonderful to hear the stories from other people as you come together to find your voice and express your memories.

 

Day Thursdays Time 10am – 12pm Dates 9th Nov – 7th Dec Duration: 5 weeks Facilitator: Susan Midalia Venue: Conference Hall 

Memoir Writing - Writing Your Life

09 Nov 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

14 Nov 2017 More Info

Envisioning the End of Life Discussion
A good life is bound to end, and this frank, open workshop is a facilitated exploration of what it might mean to live and die well. It can be a tough topic to broach with loved ones, so why not join together with those who want to step into the sometimes taboo topics of palliative care, death and dying.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm

Date: 21st November

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Wanslea room 

Envisioning the End of Life Discussion

21 Nov 2017 More Info

 

Whether you are recently bereaved , or reflecting over time, you are welcome to join us. Bring a photo, flowers, or anything symbolic to you if you want, and join us in the garden. You are also welcome to bring a plate of food to share and stay on to connect with others.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Date: 5th December

Facilitator: Julie Verley & Cathy Brown

Venue: Garden outside conference hall

Remembrance Circle

05 Dec 2017 More Info

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

12 Dec 2017 More Info

 

Ubud is the spiritual capital of Bali. Join a group of women interested in wellbeing for this Vitality Retreat at the incredible Narasoma centre. Over 4 nights and 5 days we will be living the dream of gentle yoga, mindful meditation, delicious fresh healthy food, massages and spa treatments if chosen, and delightful, uplifting company with opportunities for facilitated connection as well as quiet time to yourself. Your hosts are Chandrika Gibson, Solaris' own Director of Wellness, Education and Research, and Katie Carter, who is a social worker, yoga and mindfulness teacher and women's wellness life coach extraordinaire. As part of this retreat you receive an individual coaching session with either Katie or Chandrika. For New Year's Eve we will join together for an insightful and meaningful celebration. Your accommmodation can be single or twinshare and the location is second to none - off the main thoroughfares of Ubud it's a tranquil green oasis, yet you can easily walk out into the streets and soak up the atmosphere of the bustling artist's community of Ubud. Easy access to tourst sites is available or stay in the resort grounds and relax by the pool during your down time. This retreat is aimed at balancing energy with a range of activity and opportunity to take rest.

Dates: 30 December - 3 Jan

Venue: Narasoma, Ubud, Bali

Earlybird rates until 31 August 2017: $1350 single & $999 twinshare pp

Regular rates: $1600 single & $1200 twinshare pp

Book via www.womenkind.com.au and be sure to mention Solaris Cancer Care as part profits from this affordable getaway return to support the charity.

Women's Vitality Retreat Bali

30 Dec 2017 More Info